How Does the U.S. Compare to Other Countries in STEM Education?

  • The World Economic Forum ranks the United States 52nd in the quality of mathematics and science education, and 5th (and declining) in overall global competitiveness [v]
  • The United States ranks 27th in developed nations in the proportion of college students receiving undergraduate degrees in science or engineering [vi]
  • There are more foreign students studying in U.S. graduate schools than the number of U.S. students [vii] and over 2/3 of the engineers who receive Ph.D.’s from United States universities are not United States citizens [viii]